|Project by Jarrett||posted 02-27-2017 01:17 AM||768 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A lady contacted me and asked for a Viking shield for her 13 year old son. I had no idea where to start, but luck grabbed hold for once. Finally had a reason to use some rawhide I had cured a few years ago.
Don’t tell anyone, but the authenticity of the shield went out the window when I joined the 1/2” ash with dominos. The difficult part was dishing the shield boss. I split quite a few while trying to perfect the boss.
Favorite part of the build was utilizing tractor implement hardware and old horse saddle hardware (that I found in the dirt when I took down a barn) to make up the shoulder strap.
Vegetable tanned wrapped leather handle and shoulder strap.
Deer rawhide edge
-- Jarrett http://www.cattywampuswoodworks.com